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June 20, 2014

Behind the Curtain

Lucas Giolito

by CJ Wittmann and Tucker Blair


Debate topic: Lucas Giolito, RHP, National (Low-A Hagerstown)
Participants: Tucker Blair and CJ Wittmann

You have both put eyes on Lucas Giolito this season. Please describe your thoughts after seeing him, complete with scouting grades and projections.

Fastball

Tucker Blair:

Present: 65
Future: 80

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joseconsuervo

The curveball video is private.

Jun 20, 2014 05:46 AM
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BP staff member Ben Lindbergh
BP staff

Fixed.

Jun 20, 2014 06:09 AM
 
joseconsuervo

thanks!

Jun 20, 2014 06:51 AM
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sgrcts79

If the curve was the best secondary ever seen, why wouldn't it currently be an 80?

Jun 20, 2014 08:11 AM
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BP staff member Tucker Blair
BP staff

Consistency.

From my take, I believe he could still improve release points and his overall command of the pitch. At this current time, it's a hammer, but not at its peak yet.

Jun 20, 2014 08:17 AM
 
lonechicken

That curve is Darryl Kile-ish!

Jun 20, 2014 10:15 AM
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Daddyboy

I've never heard of Carlos Asuaje, so I don't know if he's any kind of prospect, but if Gioloto turns into the beast he's projected to, that HR might be the highlight of his career. My son, who's 19, and a former high school player, still talks about the 2B he hit off of Logan Shore, who was drafted in 2013, and pitches for the University of Florida.

Jun 20, 2014 10:43 AM
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newsense

Looks like Tucker & CJ are at least 95% in agreement.

Some "debate" :)

Jun 20, 2014 11:33 AM
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onegameref

The curve video reminds me a bit of Gavin Floyd. Same sort of build and another with a mean curve.

Jun 22, 2014 18:34 PM
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